Tidewater Beach Resort

Panama City, Florida

The hotel

If you’re heading for Florida’s fabulous Panhandle, it’s probably for the beaches — so a spot right on the sands of Panama City Beach is pretty hard to rival. Along one of the biggest private beaches (said to cover more than two football fields of sand), this high-rise shoots up from the shoreline to give you the best in beachfront apartment living. Each of the private condos inside is unique, but they all share a collection of handy holiday extras — including two beachfront lagoon pools, an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a games room, and a handful of hot tubs. There’s space in your condo to cook, dine, and lounge about, but you’re also a stroll from Pier Park’s shops and restaurants if you fancy forgoing the washing up and dining out.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Right on the white sands of Panama City Beach, this waterfront complex is just a short walk from shopping, nightlife, and dining. It’s around 1 mile from the Pier Park shopping mall, with its dining and entertainment venues, and close to Frank Brown Recreation Center.

Hotel information

570 apartments on 30 floors with 7 lifts. All with balcony, air-conditioning, cable TV, DVD player, WiFi, telephone, living room, dining area, fully fitted kitchen with oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer. One Bedroom Apartments may have 1 bedroom with 1 king-size or 1 queen-size bed, 2 bathrooms, either hall bunk beds or a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Two Bedroom Apartments have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and may include a king-size bed and 2 double beds in the second bedroom, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Complimentary self-parking.

Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Pool bar. Barbecue pit/grill.

2 outdoor lagoon pools. Indoor pool (heated). 4 hot tubs. Fitness centre. Movie/media centre. Games room. Kids' club*.

Gift shop.

7 nights: 29 Jun–6 Jul '18.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: minimum check-in age is 25.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (221)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst Resort Ever

Jul 10, 2020 ashleyrenee83 Georgia

Do not waste your time! You will spend your entire vacation waiting on an elevator. This is not an exaggeration! Waiting 30-40 minutes for an elevator every single time is ridiculous! The security and staff do not seem to care. For a young person to be sore in the calves and out of breath I can’t imagine how an elderly person or even middle class… Read more
Do not waste your time! You will spend your entire vacation waiting on an elevator. This is not an exaggeration! Waiting 30-40 minutes for an elevator every single time is ridiculous! The security and staff do not seem to care. For a young person to be sore in the calves and out of breath I can’t imagine how an elderly person or even middle class would survive this! Cleanliness was average. Will NOT be back to this resort! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great condo, resort could use some improvements

Jul 8, 2020 randikayel

I came on a girls' trip, and the condo was amazing!!! However the resort itself was a little dated and lacking that "vacation" feel. Pros: 1216 was great!! Right on the beach Cons: Elevators are SLOW Not very "resort-like"
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Jul 7, 2020 LauraC13690

The condo we stayed at was nice but the staff and security at this resort is a joke! My family got stuck on one of the elevators and when we pushed the help button, I couldn’t hear what the person was saying. My daughter started crying and I called the fire department. Security came across their intercom/camera system and told me to “get off the… Read more
The condo we stayed at was nice but the staff and security at this resort is a joke! My family got stuck on one of the elevators and when we pushed the help button, I couldn’t hear what the person was saying. My daughter started crying and I called the fire department. Security came across their intercom/camera system and told me to “get off the F***** phone B****”. I will not go back to this resort. They act like they could care less if your there. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Take your Money Elsewhere for Better Bang for your Buck.

Jun 26, 2020 sapphireaway

Positives: Prime location. Right on the beach, plenty of restaurants and shopping centers nearby. Rooms are spacious and have everything you need. There's a great little gym for fitness enthusiasts, which I enjoyed several times! Negatives: Free highspeed WIFI? Only one of those is true. Sometimes it's so slow it isn't useable if you're the… Read more
Positives: Prime location. Right on the beach, plenty of restaurants and shopping centers nearby. Rooms are spacious and have everything you need. There's a great little gym for fitness enthusiasts, which I enjoyed several times! Negatives: Free highspeed WIFI? Only one of those is true. Sometimes it's so slow it isn't useable if you're the slightest bit impatient. ***When others mention the elevators, they are NOT KIDDING.*** It's unacceptable to wait 20-50 minutes for a lift. Don't waste your time and take the stairs, but I'll be praying for your knees. When it starts raining and the entire beach evacuates at once, the lines out the door are a joke. Seeing as how it put a young and healthy person like myself totally out of breath and sore in the calves, I cannot even imagine what it's like to scale 10+ flights of steps for others, and we were only on the 11th out of 30 floors!!! Cleanliness is fine but perhaps the routine system is weird. My family got caught on the elevator with a pair of laundry maids and stopped on EVERY SINGLE FLOOR on our way down so that they could hold the door, grab big bags of towels, stack them on the elevator with us, and ride down to the next. It wasn't awful but I was trying pretty hard to stifle my laughter at how odd the situation was. What otherwise may have been a straight shot down took 10 minutes just to get off lol. Never run into anything like that at any other resort. TLDR/ GET THE GIST: Decent place but you would be better off spending the same amount of $$$ for a better experience elsewhere. Our group of 10 unanimously decided that we've had fun but absolutely would not be back. You have my word for that. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice condo 307 but resort is NOT!

Jun 4, 2020 AmeL70 Irvine, Kentucky

We rented 307. Extremely clean and very nice condo. Absolutely no complaints about it except slow internet. Now let’s talk about the resort. When you wait 20-30 minutes on a elevator, it is ridiculous!! Also the pot ( marijuana) smell all over the resort is awful. We set on our balcony and had to go in because of the condo next door with a bunch… Read more
We rented 307. Extremely clean and very nice condo. Absolutely no complaints about it except slow internet. Now let’s talk about the resort. When you wait 20-30 minutes on a elevator, it is ridiculous!! Also the pot ( marijuana) smell all over the resort is awful. We set on our balcony and had to go in because of the condo next door with a bunch of young men in it. They also shut the walkway down for repairs midday during a torrential downpour. They took us over in golf carts to parking garage. We got soaked!! Also quiet time is supposed to be 10 pm. Here there is no quiet time. People run the halls all night screaming and stuff. Never again!! Never again!!! Read less